Photographs in the Manning's Pit Exhibition

              pacing, text by Mary Cameron
Pilton residents assembling in Manning's Pit

Families assembling at the top of Manning's Pit, just below the houses in Lynbro Road.  The others photographs show more of the families, the start of the egg-pacing, and the finish.
children being given eggs
The crowd

The start

Starting down the hill

Into the Pit

The final photograph shows the children and adults running down to the bottom of Manning's Pit.
When the Countryside Stewardship Scheme was put in place in around 2003, a fence was erected on the rise above the bridge, with a gate, and trees were planted going down onto the bank of the river, so that it looks very different now.

Thanks to Mary Cameron for these photographs, and the text explaining the meaning of the event.

The next set of photographs were given to us by Grahame Higgins and were exceptionally beautiful.

Manning's Pit in the snow -1

Looking towards Tutshill, from Manning's Pit
Manning's Pit int he snow -2

Looking towards Tutshill (2) from Manning's Pit

People sledging in Manning's Pit

Sledging in Manning's Pit, going down the slope
Sledging in the lower part of Manning's Pit

Sledging in Manning's Pit, further down the slope

Photographs  from other contributors

Kite flying

Kite flying
photograph from A.K.
child and dog

Kite flying
photograph from A.K.

children playing in stream

The rope swing - this seems to have been there from time immemorial, so many adults have contacted us with memories of   swinging here.
children playing in the water

This has been a favourite spot for picnics too. Photographs from Bev Snowden, you can read what she and her children have to say  about Manning's Pit  here on our website

Manning's Pit at sunset

Manning's Pit, winter trees
csattle in Manning's Pit

Cattle grazing in Manning's Pit
Butterfly in Manning's Pit

Butterfly and catkins, in Manning's Pit

A special thanks to Martin Haddrill,
 who does so much in many ways
to help the Pilton Community.
 He  gave us these photographs
 for  the Exhibition.

Mananing's Pit bridge in snow


People sledging

Looking down on valley
The four photographs above were given to us for the Exhibition
by Joan Long, of Bradiford.